CIRCA LATE 19THC-EARLY 1900's, UNCUT PAIR OF SILK CHINESE SLEEVE ENDS. A uncut pair of luminous yellow silk armbands from a very good old estate.The gentleman travelled extensively and collected numerous Chinese and Japanese textiles. Measuring approx. 44" by 14 1/2" wide laid flat. Never used and so in very good strong condition but there are a few storage stains, mainly on the edge, and on the folded areas , also a few small minor spots basically near bottom edge. Never used and stored in the family's trunk . The embroidery is quite beautiful.
This item comes with provenance and was part of a large estate.The gentleman travelled a great deal throughout his life.During the war he was part of a Special Operations flying group called "The Carpetbaggers" He was a navigator on the Air Corps B24's, this small group flew moonlit missions over Europe and the Netherlands. They were responsible for dropping spies, supplies, etc. in support of the Resistance in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands,Belgium and France etc. Over the years he received some of the highest honors from these countries and was given medals for his bravery. When the war was over he went back to acting and became a writer, producer and director and theater critic.
Item # AT74